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Monday, 09 July 2012 13:54

Sparta Man Still Needs Lawyer

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A Sparta man, who was charged with vehicular homicide for a 2009 drunk driving crash that killed his brother, was back in a Monroe County courtroom this morning. 26 year old Jason Schodeberg was arrested 2 weeks ago for allegedly driving drunk and crashing a vehicle July 26th, 2009 on Highway 33 near Cashton. His brother, 30 year old Glenn Schodeberg of Leon, was found pinned beneath it. He was dead at the scene.

 

Schodeberg is still waiting for the county to appoint him an attorney. At the time of the accident, investigators could not determine who was driving the vehicle.


DNA evidence recovered from the car's air bags and witnesses helped police determine Jason Schodeberg was, in fact, the driver. Schodeberg appeared in court last week on several charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He is still in jail on a $5 thousand cash bond. He will be back in court on Friday.

 

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Adopt A City Tree

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The La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry department is asking that that residents adopt a tree or trees in your neighborhood during this very dry time by watering them each day for a short period of time. Any extra watering attention given to the trees will help relieve drought stress.

Signs of drought stress are the leaves turning yellow or brown and falling off the tree. This will start in the middle or at the top of the leaf mass.

The most advantageous method of watering these trees and shrubs is to let your garden hose trickle at the base of the tree. Do this for 4-5 hours each time, twice a week, until we receive some substantial rain.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Four Republicans running for the U-S Senate in Wisconsin like to describe themselves as conservatives...and like to call Democrat Tammy Baldwin one of the most liberal members in Congress.

One blogger on the right says he doesn't know any conservatives who expect Baldwin to win the seat being vacated by Herb Kohl. Baldwin tells us that she expected to be stuck with the 'liberal' label when she launched her campaign.  Baldwin visited Riverfest in La Crosse last week, and spoke about providing more economic relief to the middle class.

 

 

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Steve O'Malley apparently will not be fired, or even fined, for delving into politics on his work time for La Crosse County.

After a two-hour hearing on Friday, the county ethics board ruled that O'Malley did not break any rules when he supported a drive to hire a city administrator in La Crosse. Former county board chair Steve Doyle said O'Malley has more freedom than the county's administrative coordinators were given in the past.   Doyle says O'Malley often has 'free rein' to pursue activities that he thinks could help the county. Mike Tellier, one of the citizens who filed the complaint against O'Malley, said the ruling shows that 'corruption' in the county is 'pretty bad.'

 

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Friday, 06 July 2012 18:09

Ethics Board Rules In O'Malley's Favor

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The La Crosse County Ethics Board rules that county administrator Steve O'Malley did not violate ethics rules when he campaigned for a referendum on a city administrator for La Crosse.

 

The decision came late Friday afternoon, following a two-hour hearing.  Ethics board members say O'Malley had the support of the La Crosse County Board and did not personally profit from his activities to get a city administrator elected.  The referendum was defeated in April.  The board ruled that citizens who filed the complaint did not show clear proof that O'Malley broke any rules.  The complaint suggested that any political activity done by O'Malley on county time was outside of his job description.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 14:50

Heat Related Death In La Crosse

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A heat related death in La Crosse. According to the La Crosse County Medical Examiners Office a La Crosse woman is dead after succumbing to hot and humid conditions. The 68-year-old woman was found last night in her home on La Crosse's south side.

The woman had an air conditioner, but the unit was just blowing hot air into the home. The woman's body temperature was over 105 degrees.

A second death, thsi one in Richland County, is also being investigated as possibly heat-related.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 13:45

Cooling Shelter Back At Sal. Army.

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The Overnight Cooling Center will return to the Salvation Army at 223 N. 8th and will be available tonight from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. Residents are asked to call 2-1-1 for further information. A cool place and cots are provided. You are expected to bring bedding and personal medications. NO PETS are allowed. All visitors will be screened with a breathalyzer test.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 13:24

Ethics Board Debating O'Malley's Future

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Steve O'Malley's future as La Crosse County administrator is in the hands of a county ethics board...

Members of that board held a two-hour hearing today, to decide whether O'Malley violated ethics rules by supporting the campaign for a La Crosse city administrator. An attorney for critics who filed the ethics complaint says O'Malley is not allowed to participate in a political campaign of any sort on work time. O'Malley argues that much of his job, finding ways to benefit the county, is political. The plaintiffs want O'Malley to be found guilty, and be ordered to pay fines or be fired. The board has not indicated whether it will make a ruling today.

 

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Friday, 06 July 2012 11:44

Loggers Juggling Success and Uncertainty

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Midway through the season, the La Crosse Loggers are flying high, securing the first half pennant in the Northwoods league.   After the season, things might get more interesting.  The city and the Loggers recently agreed to a lease extension for Copeland Park so the team can continue playing there next season.   Negotiations for an agreement to go beyond that likely will begin after the current season is over.  Meanwhile, nothing has been firmed up about the possibility of the UWL baseball team using the park as their home field.  A partnership between the Loggers and UWL was announced this spring, but the city would have to approve and has yet to discuss an arrangement with the university. 

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